Iran, Germany to develop cooperation on print industry

February 15, 2016 11:31 pm 

TEHRAN, Feb. 15 — Director General of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry's Department for Printing and Publishing and German Cultural attaché in Tehran Justus Kemper on Sunday discussed cooperation on print industry.

Mahmoud Reza Barazesh referred to the significance of the print industry, saying that the industry enjoys high importance across the world going in parallel with publishing the books.

Nearly 80 percent of the Iranian printing sets are German made and several German companies are represented in the country, he said, adding certain raw materials such paint and paste are currently imported from Germany.

He said that Iranians have active presence in Dusseldorf Printing Exhibition.

Barazesh said that close to 1,000 Iranians attend the event every four years to get acquainted with the latest progress of the printing industry.

Meanwhile, the Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry's Department for Printing and Publishing is seeking to pave the way for broader ties between the Iranian and German printing sectors in the post-sanctions era.

Kemper, for his part, called for further cooperation in the field.

"We can hold talks with the Iranian and German chambers of commerce to promote cooperation in the field of print industry," Kemper noted. (PNA/IRNA)

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